Monday, October 19, 2009

It's Homecoming!

I love living in a University Town. "Cougar Town" to be correct. The energy of the students is contagious. As an alumna it is always fun to visit campus. I graduated 25 years ago yet I still feel like a freshman whenever Homecoming rolls around.

This year is exciting for our family because Court did an internship this summer storyboarding the Homecoming Spectacular ( a performance honoring a "FOUNDER" of the University and showcasing all the feature performing groups.) This year's founder is Eugene Roberts (1916) who, among his many achievements founded the athletic department, labeled the athletes "Cougars", promoted the building of the women's gymnasium, started the recreational leadership program and nurtured some world-class athletes. He brought social dance and the intermural program to BYU.

This year's theme: "Reach the Summit" is a reflection of Robert's great love of the mountains, particularly Mount Timpanogoes. He established the Timp Hike and named the trailhead Aspen Grove.

Court was able to hike to the summit of Timp along with the cast and crew for the film segments. Read her account and see her photos here.

Eugene Lusk Roberts, shown here with his wife, on one of his many hikes to the summit of Timp.